Re: Different kinds of memberships
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Sun, 30 May 2021 21:38:11 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Sandi —

Congrats on making it to the construction phase.  Good for you! It’s a relief 
to be so far along, isn’t it?

In re: memberships.  If you check in the archives I believe you will find a 
plethora of information on all aspects of “membership."  Some of it goes back a 
ways but those postings are still so useful today.  I searched using the 
keyword “membership” and was rewarded w/ a cascade of postings.  You can also 
refine the search by using other keywords such as “associate members” as that 
is often the designation given to those who are not full members but the term 
encompasses a range of meaning.

You can get to the archives by clicking on the link at the bottom of any email 
generated for this list … like at the bottom of this one … very easy to 

Let us know when the Big Day comes w/ the first shovelful of earth moved out of 
the way!  
Best —

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Ex. Dir. & Mbr. Board of Directors
Mid Atlantic Cohousing
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA
zabaldo [at]

Employment application blanks always ask who is to be called in case of an 
emergency.  I think you should write, "An ambulance."

NOTE:  I’m switching back to using zabaldo [at]  Many apologies!

> On May 29, 2021, at 4:07 PM, Sandi Goldie <coachsandi [at]> wrote:
> Hello All,
> River Song Cohousing in Eugene will be breaking ground soon, and we'd like
> to know what different kinds of memberships you all might have.  So far we
> have just full members who will live in the community, but we can picture
> at least two kinds of "associate memberships" which could be helpful.  One
> might be people who love River Song but just can't join right now, and yet
> they'd like to visit, be included in events, and have a place to stay when
> they visit.  Another type of membership might be neighbors who live nearby,
> and would like to participate in River Song activities--kind of like
> friends of River Song.
> If you have any of these kind of associate memberships or others, what need
> do they fulfill, and how do you set them up (fees, privileges, etc.)?
> Thanks so much for sharing your experiences!
> Warmly,
> Sandi
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